"Any state wishing to join the AU must meet the requirements of its Constitution" (PSC)

Chahid El Hafed,   August 17, 2016 (SPS) -The Council for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), recalled, in a meeting, the principles and objectives of the Constitutive Act of the AU adopted by the Conference of State and Government Heads in Lome (Togo) in 2000, urging all States wishing to join the Act must comply with its provisions, a AU statement said Tuesday.

 

At the end of its 617th session, on Friday, the Council for Peace and Security of the AU, stressed "the importance for any state wishing to join the Constitutive Act and to be admitted as a member of the Union, must meet all the requirements of the Constitution, especially articles 27 and 29 (1) and (2) as well as the basic provisions contained in Article 9 (c), "the AU statement.

The Council called on "the need for any State interested in joining the AU must commit to and respect the principles of the Union as defined in Article 4 of the Constitution".

In this regard, PSC called on all members to comply with the provisions of the Constitutive Act of the AU as a single legal framework for the accession of any State in the African Union (AU) States. (SPS)

 

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